The other day when we were doing our walk down an icy windblown road, we came across these animal tracks frozen in the ice. In an earlier blog I had declared that I was not an expert in identifying animal tracks and I repeat that statement now. I looked in my animal tracks reference book to help me out and I am concluding that maybe they are wolf tracks.
The toe pads are spread like a cougar, but the claws are visible like a wolf, so I am going for that. The keys I put down to help scale the track. The black key is 3.5 inches (9 cm), so the track would be about 4.5 inches (11 cm) long.
I thought it was unusual the way the tracks were presented; in ice with a snow fill. We could see the tracks just about the whole length of the short section of road.